Hood Global Partnerships

International Partners

As part of Hood College's strategic plan "Moving Together Beyond Boundaries", the Graduate School is committed to global engagement through partnerships with education consultants, institutions and organizations from around the world.

    Hood College recognizes that in today’s environment, collaborating with other organizations is vital to sustained innovation and economic growth. Expanded partnerships will facilitate students’ pathways to and from Hood College and contribute to improved graduation rates. Through partnerships, we will expand applied learning opportunities for our students.

    We will seek partnerships to:

    • attract students and foster their ongoing success
    • engage our students in community-based learning activities

      - Hood College's Strategic Plan 2017-2022, Pillar II: Partnerships that Move Beyond Boundaries

    Hood College's mission is to foster a truly diverse community, including faculty, students, and partner institutions. Through a global partnership initiative, we seek to provide students with opportunities to help them thrive in the competitive global marketplace.

    Hood College is interested in exploring various types of international academic collaborations, including:

    • International recruitment agreements with education consultants | currently active
    • 1+1 dual graduate degree programs (i.e. joint MBA programs) | coming soon
    • 4+1 dual degree programs (i.e. joint undergraduate/graduate programs) | coming soon

    For Education Consultants wishing to partner with Hood College

    Hood College has contractual agreements with select organizations. To establish a contractual agreement, we consider a variety of factors including references and an agent questionnaire which all prospective agents must complete and return by email to gofurther@hood.edu.

    International institutions interested in academic partnership opportunities with Hood College should email gofurther@hood.edu with details about their proposed collaboration. Please include your organization's contact information and website. Once Hood College has reviewed your information, you will be contacted for next steps.

    * Please note that Hood College is not currently set up to administer international J1 exchange programs.

    Many of Hood College's international students use the services of education consultants when applying for admission. International students can apply directly to the Graduate School at Hood College; however, they may choose to use the services of a third-party education consultant.

    Below is a current list of authorized educational consultants that have a signed partnership agreement with Hood College.

    April Boulton, Ph.D, Dean of the Graduate School
    Responsible for overseeing and executing Graduate School agreements and MOUS

    Christian DiGregorio, Director of Graduate Admissions
    Responsible for Hood College's international recruitment plan and partnership-development in India and Central Asia

    Tanith Fowler Corsi, M.A., Assistant Director of Graduate Admissions
    Responsible for partnership development in Europe and Latin America

    For general questions about international partnership opportunities, email us at gofurther@hood.edu

    Hood College International News

    Hood in India

    Hood College in India

    Approximately 12.5% of Hood’s graduate student body is international Graduate Student Staff

    In April 2019, Christian DiGregorio, Director of Graduate Admissions at Hood College, travelled to India as part of the College's international student recruitment initiative.

    • Academics
    • International Students
    • Partnerships
    Hood College International Festival

    Hood College's International Festival Celebrates Cultural Diversity

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    Friday, March 29, 2019 marked a day of fun and celebration when Hood College students from different cultures came together to explore their unique heritages at the International Festival organized by Hood College’s Saudi Student Association.

    • International Students
    Hood College Holi Celebration

    Hood College Celebrates Holi and the Nepali New Year

    A joyful and colorful festival of spring Graduate Student Staff Undergraduate Student

    On Wednesday, April 10, 2019, Hood College students and staff from various cultures gathered to celebrate Holi and the Nepali New Year 2076.

    • International Students
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    • Student Engagement